Friday, March 9, 2012

All about Savannah

Little sister is receiving so much blog hype, it seems appropriate to even the score a bit.  So this post is all Savannah!

This past weekend, she and I flew to Amarillo to see Gamma and Grrdad and go to Aunt Brandi's baby shower.  We did lots of fun things like go see Great Grandma and Grandpa Short in Canyon and shop for fabric for a new big girl quilt that Gamma is gonna make.  Perhaps the most enchanting discovery Savannah made while at her g'parents' house was the M&M dispenser.

It didn't take long for her to figure out how to turn the knob to get more to come out, then she'd hold the little door open and stand there eating them one by one.  Her Daddy and I both love M&Ms, so she comes by this talent honestly. 

She was really sad when I had to take her away from them at the airport.  I mean...really sad.  But she did exceptionally well on both flights, despite the one home being smack-dab in the middle of her naptime.  And I learned there's only one effective way to entertain a tired 21-month-old on an airplane....with an iPhone camera.

She loves to see herself on the screen when the camera mode is turned around for self-portraits.

And a funny face or two is always a must!

The child is pretty addicted to technology.  Need to teach your kid shapes, numbers, letters, etc.?  There's an app for that.  No, really.  There is.  That's how Savannah learned all of her shapes. 

You have to be careful when you let your kid play with your phone semi-unsupervised though...or else you end up with a bunch of pictures like this in an album...

And that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Lately, I've noticed a trend of photographing Savannah when she eats.  Maybe it's because several weeks ago I was beside myself because she seemed to eat next to nothing for the better part of a whole week.  It's a refreshing change of pace for her to ask for food and actually consume it too.  Her absolute favorite, regardless of the time of day, is strawberries.  Or as she calls them, "wah-beh-wees".

S'more bites

Being shy and hiding behind her crustless pop tart
 Maybe she's about to grow...that's my only assumption...because last night (well, between getting home from school around 2:30 and going to bed at 7:30) she ate at least a whole cup of strawberries, 3 or 4 s'more bites, an entire can of sliced pears, a whole grilled cheese sandwich, some cheesy ritz bits crackers, and a fair portion of my chicken and dumplings...not to mention the empty cup she kept bringing to me and asking for more to drink.  I don't know how her little body held it all!

She never ceases to amaze me with her learning at this stage either.  She picks everything up so fast.  It's crazy!  I wish I had been keeping better track of what she's learned and when.  But, I haven't, so let this be a general record stating the kid is a genius! ;-)  Just kidding.  She is pretty darn smart in my opinion though. 

She'll go to the dentist for the first time next week (Lord have mercy on us), and her second birthday is just around the corner.  I can't believe it.  Where has the time gone?!?!  I'm so grateful that I've gotten to stay home with my little snuggle bug!!

Counting down

So I'm 32 weeks today.  Maybe counting down to d-day is a tad premature at this point, but hey, a girl needs something to focus on, right?  I'm guessing I've got more like 6 weeks to go rather than 8 anyway.  Does that make it better?  I say yes!

I had an appointment to check on baby girl yesterday and everything is great.  I measured a little more than 32cm, my weight gain is on track (hallelujah!), and her heartbeat sounded perfect.  It was the first visit to my doctor's office in ages where I got in and out really quickly.  And was I ever thankful.  There's nothing quite as irritating as wasting spending the majority of your "me" time sitting in a doctor's waiting room.  (I go to the dr on days when Savannah is at MDO...FYI.)  Other than that, I start bi-monthly visits for the next month, then weekly after that!  Little still-has-yet-to-be-named will be here before we know it!  Momma is ready!!!!!

I hope Savannah is ready. Earlier today she helped me put together the little sleeper my parents got us. I turned my back for one second, and this is what I found when I turned back around...

Little stinker.  She got pretty mad when I took it into the master bedroom to live until baby gets here.  I have a feeling if I let her "play" in/with it until then...she won't have a very good reaction when little sister takes it over.  It does look like a pretty nifty tv-watchin' chair though.